Meistermusiker aus Kabul For many years the UNESCO chair for Transcultural Music Studies at the Music Academy in Weimar has engaged in collaborations with Afghanistan. Following the Taliban takeover they succeeded in saving many artists’ lives and rescuing many irreplaceable recordings and artefacts. This concert presents five master musicians (‘Meistermusiker’) now living safely in Germany. An exhibition in the Stadthaus foyer shows the musical life back home in Kabul. A round table discussion will address the challenges of saving lives and musical traditions from the grip of the closed, anti-cultural minds in power.